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Stop by the library to check out a book, do homework, study, use the computer, print, or hang out with your friends!  We're open before and after school and during lunch (just finish your lunch first!)!
Below are some resources to help you get started on an assignment, project, or research.  Stop by the library to ask your questions!
Follett Destiny
To search for a library book, click here to access Follett Destiny, our online catalog. You can go to and click on Bassett High School.

Gale Cengage Online Databases
Click the buttons below to access our online databases to research information for a project, report, or assignment.
Student Resources in Context:  cross-curricular content that's aligned to state and national content standards and helps develop critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.  Students have access to full-text articles from newspapers and periodicals and enhance their learning through images, videos, audio clips.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context:  cross-curricular resource that covers current social issues.  Differing points of views of issues help students think critically and form their own conclusions about the issues.  Students have access to pro/con points of view, articles, interactive maps, and infographics to help them understand the issues.

Please use the password below for all off campus access.

Password: bassett


California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high school.

Elementary  Middle  High Escolar

Please use the username and password combination below for all off campus access.

Username: bassettusd  

Password: bassett


Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | [email protected] (PreK-12)

One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.



Please use the username and password combination below for all off campus access.

Username: bassettusd  

Password: bassett


Need help from See our support page. (800) 596-0710 | [email protected]


ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

CultureGrams SIRS Discover SIRS Issues Researcher elibrary Guided Research Edition elibrary Database Edition ProQuest Central Student

ProQuest Research Companion Schools and Educators Complete

  • CultureGrams - Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
  • SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
  • SIRS Issues Researcher - Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)
  • eLibrary - Guided Research edition delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content including more than 11,000 Research Topics (Grades 6+)
  • eLibrary - Database Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)
  • ProQuest Central Student - designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. This resource brings together some of ProQuest's most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)
  • ProQuest Research Companion - a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+)
  • Schools & Educators Complete - eBook subscription database of over 13,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)

Please use the username and password combination below for all off campus access.

Username: Bassett  

Password: B@ss3tt01


Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. (800) 521-0600 ext. 72971 | [email protected]

PBS Learning Media
Use PBS Learning Media for images, audio files, videos, articles, lessons on a variety of topics including English Language Arts, Science, Engineering & Technology, Social Science, and the Arts.

News ELA
Use News ELA to look up articles on a variety of topics such as Science, Social Studies, Arts & Culture, Primary Sources.
Narrowing Your Topic & Searching for Sources
Narrowing Your Research Topic & Searching for Sources: Is your topic too broad or too general? Did your search result in more information than you could possibly need? This video will give you some tips on narrowing down your topic and choosing sources that will help you with your research.
So You Need a Research Topic
Where to Start When You Need a Research Topic: Getting started is half the battle. Watch this video to help you choose a research topic for your assignment.
Topic Pages & Documents
Topic Pages & Documents: You found a good resource. Now what?! This video shows you what you can do to annotate and take notes on a document or other information you plan to use for your research assignment.
Search Results
Search Results: This video explains the different types of search results you'll get when you do a search.
Basic & Advanced Searches in Gale
Basic & Advanced Search: This video will give you some tips on basic and advanced searches in our databases.
Gale Databases: The Basics
The Basics: Watch this video and get a general idea of how our databases are organized and what to expect when you do a search using our databases.